"Sherry Darling" as written by and Bruce Springsteen....
Your Mamma's yappin' in the back seat
Tell her to push over and move them big feet
Every Monday morning I gotta drive her down to the unemployment agency
Well this morning I ain't fighting tell her I give up
Tell her she wins if she'll just shut up
But it's the last time that she's gonna be ridin' with me

You can tell her there's a hot sun beatin' on the black top
She keeps talkin' she'll be walkin' that last block
She can take a subway back to the ghetto tonight
Well I got some beer and the highway's free
And I got you, and baby you've got me
Hey, hey, hey what you say Sherry Darlin'

Now there's girls melting on the beach
And they're so fine but so out of reach
'Cause I'm stuck in traffic down here on fifty third street
Now Sherry my love for you is real
But I didn't count on this package deal
And baby this car just ain't big enough for her and me

So you can tell her there's a hot sun beatin' on the black top
She keeps talkin' she'll be walkin' that last block
She can take a subway back to the ghetto tonight
Well I got some beer and the highway's free
And I got you, and baby you've got me
Hey, hey, hey what you say Sherry Darlin'

Well let there be sunlight, let there be rain
Let the brokenhearted love again
Sherry we can run with our arms open wide before the tide
To all the girls down at Sacred Heart
And all you operators back in the park
Say hey, hey, hey what you say Sherry Darlin'
Ho, ho, ho, say, hey, hey, what you say Sherry Darlin', oh come on
Say hey, hey, hey, what you say Sherry Darlin'


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"Sherry Darling" as written by Bruce Springsteen

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    General CommentGreat fun song from The River. Bruce sings about the problems all men face with their girlfriends (or wives) and that's the girl's mother! He's rwached hi slimit with his girl's mother and is ready (in spite of his love for his girl) to let her hoof it home. And even though he loves her, he can only take so much of her mother, especially with so many other girls to choose from (on the beach). The song is an ultimatum to his girl....your mother has got to go or I go!
    rmcd0494on August 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningIt's a song about driving your mother-in-law to the job centre.
    asvon April 10, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favourite springsteen songs. I even named my car after this one.
    kuriosatempelon August 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLove, love singing this song really loud with my friends in the car.
    So fun, so funny. Brings so much joy.
    lonely4loveon October 31, 2016   Link

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